Popular Post DSCannon Posted February 28, 2017 Popular Post Share Posted February 28, 2017 I'm surprised the SuperEconodyne package isn't a big seller. We talked with a few of the guys at one of the training sessions and they stated only about 130 were sold last year. Compared to Volvo's XE package which is selling at around 30%. Seems like some owners would want better fuel economy. If you're afraid of a 2 series rear axle ratio use a T318LR in place of the 12spd mDrive. The 318LR has a 16.4:1 first gear vs the 11.7:1 mDrive. Of course the automated mDrive is the only thing offered with the package, however a good driver in a manual can easily out drive the computer by paying attention to engine revs and shift points. Some other interesting items we found out: The smaller Mack cab is 2% more aerodynamic than Volvo's cab. This is due small "A" pillar width and curved windshield. The SuperEconodyne is available with CRD125/126 axles. In-house testing shows 1% less fuel than Meritor. This one surprised me, the Maxitorque transmissions are actually 1% more efficient than an mDrive. Hopefully more owners will take a look at some of the fuel economy benefits Mack can offer. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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